Porte Saint-Pierre

Porte Saint-Pierre, Nantes: Address, Porte Saint-Pierre Reviews: 4/5

Porte Saint-Pierre
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Neighborhood: Decré - Cathédrale
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malc1005
Kettering, UK3,854 contributions
History
May 2019 • Couples
Just to the side of the cathedral, you come across this big gatehouse, steeped in history. Well worth having a look, if your in the area.
Written May 8, 2019
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nics218
City of Issoire, France525 contributions
Part of a fascinating history
Apr 2019 • Couples
The gate is built on Gallo-Roman ruins and dates back to the 15th century. It has been sensitively restored and is worth seeking out to get an impression of the history of Nantes.
Written April 21, 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,271 contributions
The gate to the edict of Nantes.
Jan 2018 • Solo
The gate of Saint Pierre is the best preserved part of the fortress wall of Nantes. The gate was built in the XV century on the Foundation left from the Gallo-Roman fortifications of the III century. The military importance of the fortress wall of Nantes declined after the end of the Hundred years ' war, so Bishop Guéguen built a house over the gate in the early XVI century. King Henry IV entered the city through these gates to sign his famous edict of Nantes in 1598, which granted freedom of religion to the Huguenots. The last significant event with the gate occurred during the French revolution. Vandea and the Lower Loire were hotbeds of resistance to the Jacobins and some of what Guéguen had built was destroyed during the fighting. The history is over. Just for the gate.
Written November 2, 2018
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Evelyn S
58 contributions
It's a big gate
Oct 2018 • Solo
You stumble upon this massive gate that was part of the walled city back in the day. You can't go in it, but it is big and impressive. Take a couple of snaps of it as you walk around it and you're done!
Written October 10, 2018
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pwhearty
Drogheda, Ireland40 contributions
Quick and brief
Sep 2016 • Solo
Other than a stroll around it there is not much to it. I would not factor it into my itinerary as one comes across it anyways.
Written February 26, 2017
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Raivo A
Tallinn, Estonia23 contributions
Nice view and contrast old-modern
Nov 2016 • Business
Very nice view! Marketplace view have a nice contrast of ancient architecture and modern buildings. Nearby is cathedral, recommend!
Written December 20, 2016
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Dr_Bob1
Birmingham, UK1,489 contributions
Gate in the old city wall
Jun 2016 • Couples
Pleasant to see, but no access, of course. Part of the attractive scenery around the cathedral. Worth a quick look.
Written July 14, 2016
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Tony T
Wales, UK95 contributions
Ok
Mar 2016 • Friends
Not much to see, it is down the one side of the cathederal and can be seen in about 10mins, we could not get inside so only a history board to read.
Written June 22, 2016
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rowl2112
Lyon, France158 contributions
nice middle ages city gate
Apr 2016 • Couples
Next to the cathedral the old city gate still stands and gives the visitor an idea of what middle ages Nantes looked like.
Written April 25, 2016
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Another stop on the Green Line walking tour
Sep 2015 • Couples
This portal dates from the fifteenth century. It was built on top of the Gallo-Roman wall from the third century. You will walk thru it if you follow the “Green Line” walking tour of Nantes.

It formed a corner of defensive walls. It was protected by a drawbridge over the mote and it was flanked by two large towers.
Written September 25, 2015
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